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San Francisco Health Code:

Article 21 Hazardous Materials

Article 21A Risk Management

Article 22 Hazardous Waste

Article 24 Chlorofluorocarbons

Article 25 Medical Waste

Article 30 Diesel Back-Up Generators

Related Documents

Program Forms

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Quarterly Self Inspection (pdf)

Gas Conversion Chart (pdf)

HMBP Reporting Thresholds (pdf)

State Programs

California Unified Program

Toxic Substances Control

Environmental Reporting

Medical Waste

Office of Emergency Services

Fire Marshal

Water Resources Control Board

Program Contact


Hazardous Materials and Waste Program

In the event of a potential hazardous materials emergency or other life-threatening environmental hazard, residents should call 911. SFDPH should not be contacted directly. SFDPH on-call specialists are only able to respond to emergency requests that originate from the San Francisco Fire Department, the San Francisco Police Department, or other local, state, or federal public safety agencies.


The Hazardous Materials and Waste Program is the state designated enforcement program in San Francisco for the Hazardous Materials Unified Program Agency (HMUPA). The Hazardous Materials and Waste Program implements six state environmental mandates and two local mandates. Staff inspect regulated businesses at least once every three years.


Regulated Hazardous Materials Activities

For information about each program element visit the following pages:

Aboveground Petroleum Storage

California Accidental Release Prevention Program

Chlorofluorocarbon Recycling

Hazardous Materials Storage and Use

Hazardous Waste Generation

Hazardous Waste Treatment

Medical Waste Generation

Underground Storage Tanks










Making a Complaint

If you would like to make a complaint, you may call or visit 311.

311 City Customer Service Agency - Service 24x7

San Francisco Department of Public Health Environmental Health Branch